This video looks at continuing NASA research as it improves transportation on land, water, and in the air. Computer-simulated teaching tools for training ship’s crews, vertical takeoffs and landings, electric cars, streamlined trucks, efficient aircraft engines and wing designs, hydrofoils, and the space shuttle are examined and explained through exciting photography. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC. Topics: NASA, transportation
byBurlington, Rio Grande and Western Pacific Railroads
The Burlington Route, Rio Grande, and Western Pacific Railroads produced this tourism promotional film in the 1950's to highlight the California Zephyr luxury train, running between Chicago and San Francisco. The California Zephyr (the CZ, or "Silver Lady") was a passenger train operated by the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (CB&Q), Denver & Rio Grande Western (D&RGW) and Western Pacific railroads, all which dubbed it "the most talked about train in America" on... Topics: railroad, train, California, locomotive, transportation
One of filmmaker Carl Dudley’s fine films "On the Track" is a portrait of America's railroads in the post-World War II era. The film is basically a salute to America, its railroads, and the multitude of trains that criss-cross the nation. Much like Dudley's "Life Line of the Nation", adoration for American railroads abounds with scene after scene of various trains rolling down the tracks. The railroads are depicted as the “symbol of American progress and prosperity for a... Topics: Railroad, train, transportation, America, vintage film
One of filmmaker Carl Dudley’s earliest creations, Life Line of the Nation is a portrait of America's railroads during World War II. Here logistics are revealed to be one of the keys to victory. The film begins prior to the war, as meeting is held with members of the military and railroad officials. They are planning their strategy “should war come.” Shortly thereafter, an NBC broadcaster announces the attack on Pearl Harbor. A bit later, there is a teletype with the date 2/9/44 and a... Topics: railroad, WWII, train, transportation, steam engine, locomotive, military, logistics
This film about military ordnance begins with images of the prototype for what would become the M116 Cargo Carrier, the T116 Amphibious Cargo Carrier, being tested in the Arizona desert. The M520 Go-er, a large articulated truck is also shown, along with the self-propelled howitzer T-36. The M-60 Battle Tank is shown operating in amphibious mode and the M-61 Vulcan anti-aircraft weapon. The Aberdeen Proving Ground is seen at the 4 minute mark with the Davey Crockett recoilless gun being... Topics: M116 Cargo Carrier, T-36 Howitzer, Artillery, Military Transportation, M-60 Tank, M61 Vulcan,...